Cannabis Distillation Equipment
VTA DISTILLATION SYSTEMS
Turnkey Solutions: Wiped Film, Short Path Distillation Machinery For the Cannabis and Hemp Industries
Root Sciences’ VTA distillation plants are specifically intended for the processing of cannabis and hemp crude oil. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our cannabis distillation equipment is expertly engineered to produce distillate that can be used in a wide variety of products commonly found on the market today.
Machines are available to suit a range of operations, from small-scale labs focusing on the recreational THC market, all the way up to large hemp processing facilities focusing on industrial-scale CBD production, and everything in between.
Root Sciences has a wealth of experience working with our suppliers and manufacturers to tailor equipment specifically to the hemp and cannabis industries, with honest and accurate throughput/yield rates that reflect that.
As a testament to our commitment to the industry, we have hundreds of hemp and cannabis processors across the country and around the world using our equipment.
For Root Sciences, the sale is just the beginning, as we aim to nurture a long-term partnership with all of our clients. After delivering and installing the equipment, our training and after-sales support is where we really add value. This is where our in-house knowledge and experience becomes so crucial, as we will have everything set up and running efficiently from day one.
Furthermore, we are always just a phone call or an email away whenever support is needed. We also offer extended service and maintenance packages to keep your equipment in top condition and minimize the risk of downtime for your operations. Have questions about service or maintenance for your cannabis distillation equipment? As your partner, we have your back.
The opening model in our VTA line, the VKL 70-5 is the perfect industrial starter distillation center. If you don’t know what machine you need, the first metric you should consider is the amount of material you want to process per shift. The VKL takes the crude oil produced from 180 kg per shift and yields four to five liters of distillate.
The VKS 70-5 is the next step up from the VKL 70-5. While it operates on the same electrical single phase set up, the VKS has the ability to run three times more material than the VKL per shift. It takes 544 kg of biomass and yields 12 to 13 liters of distillate. Both of these models are well suited to small and medium operations that are space conscious and don’t need the additional processing power that the following two models offer.
Stepping up into serious distillation needs, the VK 100-10 can process 2,041 kg per shift and yields 25 to 30 litres. This machine is best suited for processors who need large production. The VK 100-10 is a bit larger than its smaller counterparts. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.
At the top of Root Sciences’ standardized line, the VK 200-40 boasts the ability to process 11,339 kg. of cannabis per shift; this produces 320 to 400 liters of distillate. This model is for processors who require extra-large production. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.
- Continuous feed (no need to break vacuum)
- Short residence time
- High evaporation rates
- Low processing temperatures
- Compact design
- Cannabinoid separation
- Automated controls
- Fully Jacketed for precise temperature controls
- Included: Short path evaporator (with internal condenser), cold trap, discharge systems (for distillate and residue), heating and vacuum system
- Main glass components are Borosilicate glass (allows view of concentrates during the distillation process)
Root Sciences specializes in commercial-scale short path cannabis distillation equipment for the cannabis industry. Our wiped film short path distillation systems refine cannabis and hemp concentrates into a top grade distillate that can be infused into a variety of edible products or fine oils to be used in vape cartridges and tinctures.
In our cannabis distillation process, we take advantage of the melting points of cannabinoids. By using molecular separation, we can separate the THC from the terpenes, lipids, impurities, and solvents, leaving you with an odorless and clear golden distillate. The main advantage to using distillate is that it has a much higher potency than extracts or flower and activates immediately after use.
What client say about us
“In the cannabis and hemp industry, there are a lot of promises to juggle and opportunities to navigate with no certainty of what outcome may actually be. Root Sciences has delivered a system that not only does EXACTLY what it has been proposed to do but the support that follows in unparalleled quality and industry knowledge… The customer service is not only extremely knowledgeable but well-rounded in navigating this growing industry. They provide the highest quality equipment with a dedicated team to help the customer grow with the industry… and that is an invaluable combination.”
“I am jubilant to inform you that both systems have been running immaculately since your departure – you can tell an expert was at work… Very content with the service provided by Root Sciences.”
“Highly satisfied with the equipment, training experience, durability, and ease of use. Many thanks from my team to yours.”
“Best distillate system in the world.”
“My partner and I have built and run several labs over the past few years, and VTA’s are the only distillation units we recommend to our clients, simply based on our experience with them. So again, thank you!”
“In my experience working with Root Sciences, it has been great to say the least! Whenever we have an issue with our VTA I can always email, text, or call a number of people that are available to help/walkthrough troubleshooting techniques to help fix an existing issue or to make the system the most efficient possible. I am very appreciative of the customer service that is provided by the team and hope to continue our relationship well into the future.”
“Root Science has been fantastic to work with. Our (VKL-70-4) is the most trouble-free piece of equipment that we have in our labs. Besides normal maintenance such as seals, washers, and gaskets it has never left us with a gap in our process. It is a pleasure to own such a quality piece of equipment!”